Ivan Maisel Biography
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Ivan Maisel is a senior writer for ESPN, covering college football. He has been at ESPN since 2002 but had occasional appearances on the network before then.
From 1987 to 1994, Maisel was a college football columnist for the Dallas Morning News then moved to Newsday from 1994 to 1997. Maisel then joined Sports Illustrated from 1997 to 2002. He has been on the national college football beat for 23 years the longest unbroken run of any writer in the country.
He has often joked about his odd background, being a Jewish Alabamian. Ivan hosts a regular podcast (daily during the football season and less frequently during the off-season). His regular guests include Gene Wojciechowski and a series of conference-specific bloggers. He also regularly podcasted with ESPN analyst Beano Cook until Cook’s death on October 2012.
Ivan Maisel Age
Ivan Maisel is a senior writer for ESPN, covering college football. Maisel was born on 26th of January 1960. He is aged 59 years as of 2019.
Ivan Maisel Net Worth
Ivan Maisel is a senior writer for ESPN, covering college football. He has been at ESPN since 2002 but had occasional appearances on the network before then. Maisel has a net worth of $1.7 Million dollars.
Ivan Maisel Family
He was born to a Jewish family in Mobile, Alabama, the son of Freida Gutlow Maisel and real estate developer Herman Maisel. Maisel has one brother, Elliot Maisel, and one sister, Kathy Bronstein. He is an alumnus of Stanford University. His son, Max, went missing and was last seen on Sunday, February 22, 2015, leaving his apartment complex in Rochester, NY.
A body matching Max Maisel’s description was found in Lake Ontario on Friday, April 18, 2015. Max’s body was positively identified on April 21, 2015. Max was a junior professional photographic illustration student at RIT. He later said “circumstantial evidence” pointed to suicide as the cause of Max’s death.
Maisel in September 2018, authored a story about the death of Tyler Hilinski, a Washington State quarterback who died by suicide, and Maisel’s bond with the Hilinski family.
Ivan Maisel Wife
He married his wife Meg Murray. The couple has three kids together Max Maisel, Elizabeth Maisel, and Sarah Maisel. Over the years, Max refused, adamantly, to show his family his work. But Maisel’s wife told Max last year, that for Chanukah, “I’m going to tell you what I want, and you’re going to give it to me.”
Ivan Maisel Podcast
College Football 150 podcast Down and Distance, how to listen
Down and Distance is a narrative podcast from ESPN Senior Writer Ivan Maisel as part of our CFB150 project, where he tells eight stories from the history of college football that examine how the sport has contributed to and reflected American culture through its 150 years.
Episode 1: America Mourns Rockne
Notre Dame icon Knute Rockne died in a plane crash in 1931. Maisel tells the story of how the beloved coach served as the vehicle for how we celebrate the lost lives of our national icons.
Episode 2: Jimmy Johnson And The House of Speed
How Coach Jimmy Johnson’s lifelong reverence for speed transformed not only the Miami Hurricanes — but all of college football.
Episode 3: Michael Vick, A Three-Play Guy
Redshirt freshman Michael Vick took the world of college football by storm in 1999 and Maisel argues that his standout season changed the face of the game.
Episode 4: The Tie That Wasn’t
The story of the most controversial game in one of college football’s greatest rivalries — the 1973 tie between Bo Schembechler’s Michigan and Woody Hayes’s Ohio State University.
Episode 5: Standing at Armageddon
Pitt’s Bobby Grier found himself in an unexpected position in 1956 when he became the first college football player to break the color line in the Deep South. But his appearance in the Sugar Bowl wasn’t without controversy.
Episode 6: The Fall Of Troy
How the USC Trojans came within 19 seconds of making college football history with three back-to-back championships — and then slowly fell from the top.
Episode 7: Sooner Sabotage
The greatest dynasty in the modern history of college football came apart one night in 1959. The culprit? Fruit salad.
Ivan Maisel Articles
Florida QB Franks expected to miss rest of season
espn.com — Mullen saddened by the of Franks (2:06)Dan Mullen says he is saddened by the loss of Feleipe Franks but explains why he is glad Kyle Trask had a chance to step into the spotlight. (2:06)10:08 PM ETESPN News Services LEXINGTON, Ky. — Florida expects quarterback Feleipe Franks will miss the rest of the season after he dislocated his ankle against Kentucky on Saturday night, coach Dan Mullen said. Franks, a third-year starter, was carted off the field late in the third quarter of the No.5 DAYS AGO Open in Who Shared Wrong byline?
We Interrupt This Season on Apple Podcasts
podcasts.apple.com — 32 min Ivan Maisel tells the story of two college football teams who found themselves marooned on Oahu on December 7, 1941, the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.8 DAYS AGO Open in Who Shared Wrong byline?
‘Tyler’s here with us’: South Carolina QB Ryan Hilinski plays for his family
espn.com — 9:23 PM ETIvan MaiselESPN Senior Writer CloseSenior college football writerSix-time FWAA award winnerGraduate of Stanford UniversityCOLUMBIA, S.C. — When the South Carolina Gamecocks raced out of the tunnel Saturday morning for their game against Charleston Southern, freshman quarterback Ryan Hilinski led the stampede, right fist in the air. When Kym Hilinski saw her son at the front of the charge, she yelled, “Go big, Ty!” Once she realized what came out of her mouth, Kym crumpled to her seat.9 DAYS AGO Open in Who Shared Wrong byline?
Sooner Sabotage on Apple Podcasts
podcasts.apple.com — 33 min Ivan Maisel describes how the greatest dynasty in the modern history of college football came apart one night in 1959. The culprit? Fruit salad.11 DAYS AGO Open in Who Shared Wrong byline?
Standing at Armageddon on Apple Podcasts
podcasts.apple.com — 36 min Ivan Maisel explores how Pitt’s Bobby Grier found himself in an unexpected position in 1956 when he became the first college football player to break the color line in the Deep South. But his appearance in the Sugar Bowl wasn’t without controversy.19 DAYS AGO Open in Who Shared Wrong byline?
The Posada Adventure
si.com — Hours after a game, the night long since dark and deep, New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada still sees pitches hurtling toward his mitt, most of them flirting with either danger or a corner. “That one was a strike!” he snaps as he runs the replay machine in his mind.
Catchers are the stationmasters of a baseball game. They can send the game down different tracks simply by calling a particular pitch. Action in a game begins with the catcher’s signal, a responsibility Posada doesn’t easily shed. “Ahh!ABOUT A MONTH AGO Open in Who Shared Wrong byline?
Down & Distance on Apple Podcasts
podcasts.apple.com — 2 episodes ESPN Senior Writer Ivan Maisel tells eight stories from the history of college football that examine how the sport has contributed to and reflected American culture through its 150 years.
ESPN Senior Writer Ivan Maisel tells eight stories from the history of college football that examine how the sport has contributed to and reflected American culture through its 150 years. 5.0 out of 516 Ratings 16 Ratings Tom Muench , 08/17/2019 Ivan Ivan is the best.ABOUT A MONTH AGO Open in Who Shared Wrong byline?
Legacy of Bear Bryant lives on in hearts of minds of Alabama Crimson Tide college football fans 100 years after his birth
espn.com — Editor’s note: This previously published story is being highlighted as part of ESPN’s 2019 coverage of the 150th anniversary of college football. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A little more than half an hour before kickoff of every Alabama home game, the leathery visage of the legendary coach of the Crimson Tide, the late Paul W. “Bear” Bryant, appears on the video boards at either end of Bryant-Denny Stadium and begins to speak. BOUT A MONTH AGO Open in Who Shared Wrong byline?
The Can’t-Miss Kid
By Alan Shipnuck, Gary Van Sickle, Ivan Maisel, Jaime Diaz
si.com — Temptation, thy name is Rick Ankiel. Temptation cannot legally buy a beer or rent a car, spends off days trolling the local mall and regards Hooters as fine dining. Temptation also has a 95-mph fastball with more late movement than a strip joint and a knee-buckling breaking ball that curves as sharply as Lombard Street.
For a scout who has been in the game almost half a century, Temptation is like nothing he’s ever seen before. The temptation is the best pitching prospect in baseball.2 MONTHS AGO Open in Who Shared Wrong byline?
What It Takes
stanfordmag.org — THE GOAL OF THIS PIECE is to demystify college admissions at Stanford because explaining nuclear physics is just too simple. Clarifying Middle East politics, solving the Riemann hypothesis, defining love—anyone can do that. Let’s tackle a subject with some heft to it. As my late grandmother would say, “Oy.”
Few topics invite more analysis, envy, code-breaking, speculation, and hope than college admissions. Across the United States, applications to elite universities have mushroomed.5 MONTHS AGO Open in Who Shared Wrong byline?
Wayne Gretzky calls it quits after 21 seasons.